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    Default XPO Logistics runs an EV truck test out in the wild

    • XPO Logistics is test driving an electric truck in real world situations around the greater San Francisco Bay Area over the next nine months.
    • XPO will give Daimler feedback on how the EV rig performs with LTL routes.
    • The truck will be charged overnight by XPO with a ChargePoint charger.
    • EV trucks are getting more attention in general, notes transportation analyst Katie Fehrenbacher.
    • 'While electric big rigs are still unusual, logistics companies — especially those in California — are increasingly looking at ways to pilot and buy these emerging trucks. California last June approved the Advanced Clean Truck rule, which requires both automakers and truck buyers to adopt zero-emission trucks as part of their lineups in coming years. New Jersey and other east coast states have pledged to implement similar legislation," she observes.

    https://seekingalpha.com/news/368809...ut-in-the-wild

    The drivers at XPO Logistics will operate the truck over the next nine months around the greater San Francisco Bay Area and give Daimler feedback on how it went. The truck will do what the industry calls “Less Than Load,” or LTL, routes — where the shippers are booking per load and the shipments are generally lighter. After driving during the day, the truck returns to the Hayward depot to be charged overnight. Earlier that week, the truck picked up loads in Half Moon Bay and San Francisco.

    Charging the truck, of course, is a lot different from filling it up with diesel. Right now, XPO Logistics has a charger from ChargePoint. As the company only has one electric truck, it isn't too knee-deep into what would be needed to smart-charge a much larger electric truck fleet.



    While electric big rigs are still unusual, logistics companies — especially those in California — are increasingly looking at ways to pilot and buy these emerging trucks. California in June approved the Advanced Clean Truck rule, which requires both automakers and truck buyers to adopt zero-emission trucks as part of their lineups in coming years. New Jersey and other East Coast states have pledged to implement similar legislation.Drivers are expecting to see more electric trucks on their lots, and many seem eager to embrace them. “Electric is cool,” said David Pepe, service center manager for the less-than-truckload program at XPO Logistics. “We want it to work for the future.”

    The Freightliner eCascadia series that XPO is testing won't go into commercial production until late 2022. The production versions have an advertised range of 250 miles, with a battery pack of 475 kilowatt-hours (for comparison, a Tesla Model 3 has an 82-kWh battery pack). Daimler says the truck will be able to be charged to 80 percent capacity in 90 minutes. Right now, fleets such as XPO Logistics are using pre-production models, so manager can expect the battery range to be lower than the official production one. XPO Logistics just got its truck a couple weeks ago, and will test out what kind of range its drivers experience.

    https://www.greenbiz.com/article/wha...ectric-big-rig

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    Default Re: XPO Logistics runs an EV truck test out in the wild

    Quote Originally Posted by Docker View Post
    • XPO Logistics is test driving an electric truck in real world situations around the greater San Francisco Bay Area over the next nine months.
    • XPO will give Daimler feedback on how the EV rig performs with LTL routes.
    • The truck will be charged overnight by XPO with a ChargePoint charger.
    • EV trucks are getting more attention in general, notes transportation analyst Katie Fehrenbacher.
    • 'While electric big rigs are still unusual, logistics companies — especially those in California — are increasingly looking at ways to pilot and buy these emerging trucks. California last June approved the Advanced Clean Truck rule, which requires both automakers and truck buyers to adopt zero-emission trucks as part of their lineups in coming years. New Jersey and other east coast states have pledged to implement similar legislation," she observes.

    https://seekingalpha.com/news/368809...ut-in-the-wild
    I can see the electric trucks and especially now with fuel prices increasing ... It is the self driving trucks that IMO will never see the roads in great numbers.. As long as there are computer hackers you wont see them.. But back to electric, I hope they do realize that as more millions and millions of vehicles go electric so will the demand for electric.. Wonder where California will get the electric.. They cannot even keep the lights on during the summer..

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